standard procedure

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Noun1.standard procedure - a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely; "rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries"
operating procedure - a procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation
lockstep - a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly; "the union's support had been in lockstep for years"
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The pilot followed all standard procedures and it landed without further incident.
"As is standard procedure when a Taser is discharged, the matter has been referred to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner."
Soon after we reported that alcohol was found in her body, the case was transferred to prosecution, another standard procedure. After the report was out, my phone wouldn't stop ringing.
While it is important to stress that this is standard procedure until we have a clear understanding of the diseases origin, this is further proof that our surveillance system for detecting this type of disease is working.
This is a standard procedure and we do not ask customers to share any personal information as part of this process."
"As is standard procedure when any loss of contact occurs, military aircraft were launched to intercept the aircraft.
The standard procedure for knee replacement surgery is to provide every size of implant to the theatre.
A spokeswoman for the company said: "The site alarm was activated and Sembcorp emergency response team attended in accordance with standard procedure. The leak was quickly stopped.
Our standard procedure is to test full-size guns at 25 yards, compacts at 15 yards.
"We have closed off the surrounding area, which is our standard procedure in such cases," a spokesman for Brussel police said.
It also holds the world record for fastest air-breathing manned aircraft--naturally, since its standard procedure for evading missiles was Hying faster.
According to, US Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly said that Vonn is being evaluated at a hospital after being taken off the slope at Copper Mountain, Colo., on a sled, which is standard procedure.

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